On January 39, 1972 the British Army opened fire on civil rights marchers in Derry. Thirteen people were killed and 14 others were seriously injured. Note: This story was filed in March, 2000 when a new inquiry into the Bloody Sunday killings, the Saville Inquiry was launched. Expected to last two years, it was 12 years before a report was filed. The wounded survivors … [Read more...] about Bloody Sunday’s Legacy
Team Ireland heading to Winter Olympics While Ireland is set to celebrate the beginning of Spring this week, the world looks ahead to the Winter Olympics. Team USA, comprised of 233 athletes, includes 39 previous Olympic medal-winners. Among them is world-renowned snowboarder Shaun White, who, if you couldn’t tell by his red hair, is of Irish descent. Also of Irish descent are … [Read more...] about News Roundup January 29 2022
In just a few weeks, Ireland - and the world - will mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” That was the gruesome, January 1972 day when British soldiers opened fire on civil rights marchers in Derry, killing over a dozen, and sending the Northern Ireland Troubles into a violent new phase. All those bullets and bombs have made it difficult to tell more intimate … [Read more...] about Belfast and Young Plato
Jack Lynch Dies in Dublin There were fond tributes from government officials for former Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and Fianna Fáil leader Jack Lynch, who died in Dublin on October 20 following a long illness. The Dáil (Parliament) observed a minute's silence in memory of the 82-year-old former politician, and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said: "On behalf of the Fianna Fáil … [Read more...] about News from Ireland
By Tom Deignan
Irish actor James Nesbitt stars in a new Northern Ireland crime thriller called Bloodlands, which begins streaming this week on AcornTV.
Nesbitt - whose credits also include Bloody Sunday, The Hobbit trilogy, Danny Boyle’s Millions, and Waking Ned Devine - spoke to Irish America on Zoom this week, about the new show, his accomplished career, and the love he … [Read more...] about James Nesbitt: “Why I Love
Where I Come From”